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Scientific evidence does not support the brain game claims, Stanford scholars say

Scientific evidence does not support the brain game claims, Stanford scholars say | Brain Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Sixty-nine scientists at Stanford University and other institutions issued a statement that the scientific track record does not support the claims that so-called "brain games" actually help older adults boost their mental powers.
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Just Brain games are not sufficient to keep up your Brain Health!

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This Is Your Brain on Food: The Link Between Eating Well and Mental Health

This Is Your Brain on Food: The Link Between Eating Well and Mental Health | Brain Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Research suggests improving nutrition can help those with cognitive disorders.
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Eat well to get Better Brain Health!

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Healthy eating in midlife helps protect brain health: study | The New Age Online

Healthy eating in midlife helps protect brain health: study | The New Age Online | Brain Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Eating right in midlife may prevent dementia later on, according to a new doctoral thesis published by the University of Eastern Finland.
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Eating right in midlife may prevent dementia later

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Do Brain Workouts Work? Science Isn't Sure

Do Brain Workouts Work? Science Isn't Sure | Brain Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Tools like Lumosity promise to stimulate your mind, though researchers question how much they improve cognitive performance.
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Brain games and workouts alone may not be sufficient to improve your brain. Several years of research by myself (Dr. Michale Mullan), Roskamp Institute and several other groups show that brain health requires a complex interplay of how well you control your medical conditions, what you eat, how well you exercise and socially/emotionally interact or use your brain. Sci-Brain Brain Health Plan exactly aims to put this concept in practice.

 

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Blood test 'finds Alzheimer's early'

Blood test 'finds Alzheimer's early' | Brain Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
A blood test can accurately predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease, according to US researchers.
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A test for set for lipids may predict Alzheimer's disease!

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Positive numbers for a whole-body approach to lowering dementia risk - HT Health

Positive numbers for a whole-body approach to lowering dementia risk - HT Health | Brain Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
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Sci-Brain Brain Health Plan Success: Positive numbers for a whole-body approach to lowering dementia risk
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Having 2 Parents With Alzheimer's May Raise Risk of Early Brain Changes

Having 2 Parents With Alzheimer's May Raise Risk of Early Brain Changes | Brain Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Small study found these people had more beta-amyloid deposits, less gray matter
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Having 2 Parents With Alzheimer's May Raise Risk of Early Brain Changes
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Take care of the body and the brain

Take care of the body and the brain | Brain Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
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Dr. Gary Small, UCLA: The brain, like the body, needs oxygen and one way to enhance the oxygen intake is to take a brisk walk, preferably with a friend. The walk not only improves the brain, but also the body and walking with a friend provides socialization, also important for brain health

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High Blood Pressure, Vascular Disease & Dementia - Reduce Your Risk and Protect your Brain Health: Seminar By Dr. Kenneth Henson – Google+

High Blood Pressure, Vascular Disease & Dementia - Reduce Your Risk and Protect your Brain Health: Seminar By Dr. Kenneth Henson – Google+ | Brain Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
High Blood Pressure, Vascular Disease & Dementia - Reduce Your Risk and Protect your Brain Health: Seminar By Dr. Kenneth Henson

Dr. Henson completed his cardiology fellowship at the University of Florida and was selected to a prestigious Interventional Cardiology fellowship at Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center. His research there helped define the role of many devices and techniques used in clinical practice today. Dr. Henson pioneered the use of CT Coronary Angiography for early detection of coronary artery disease and opened the first Cardiac Pet Imaging facility in the state of Florida in 2005. He has served as Chief of Cardiology at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and has been named one of the area’s best doctors on numerous occasions. His current practice combines cardiology care, internal medicine, and preventive cardiology in a private pay or concierge setting.

Friday, February 14, 2014
9:00 am—10:30 am
Sarasota Community Foundation
2635 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237
RSVP to Dee Newberry—941-556-9900
dee@scibrainhealth.com
Light refreshments will be served
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High Blood Pressure, Vascular Disease & Dementia - Reduce Your Risk and Protect your Brain Health: Seminar By Dr. Kenneth Henson
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South Shore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging Pie and Coffee Seminar Series | PRLog

South Shore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging Pie and Coffee Seminar Series | PRLog | Brain Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
South Shore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging Pie and Coffee Seminar Series. BRAIN FITNESS - Learn about how to manage and improve brain health - PR12274621
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Seminar presentation entitled “Brain Fitness”,  by Nicci Kobrtiz, CEO of Sci-Brain. The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, February 18th at 1:30 P.M. at the Sun City Chamber of Commerce Office, 1651 Sun City Center Blvd. Sun City Center 33573.

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Preventive Cardiology and Brain Health By: Kenneth Henson, MD

Preventive Cardiology and Brain Health By: Kenneth Henson, MD | Brain Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Preventive Cardiology and Brain Health By: Kenneth Henson, MD Henson Cardiology Dr.
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 Presentation on Preventive Cardiology and Brain Health By Dr. Kenneth Henson, Organized by SciBrain on Jan 24, 2014. 9.00AM-10.30AM. Sarasota Community Foundation.

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Vitamin E may slow decline in those with mild to moderate Alzheimer's

Vitamin E may slow decline in those with mild to moderate Alzheimer's | Brain Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
For patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's, vitamin E was effective in slowing brain decline and in reducing caregiver assistance, U.S. researchers say.
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Vitamins are essential for Brain Health and Fitness. Vitamin E may slow cognitive decline in those with mild to moderate Alzhemer's.

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Dr. Michael Mullan, Sci Brain

Dr. Michael Mullan, Sci-Brain. New Topics, New College. HTTP://www.ncf.edu
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"Life style changes that affect your Brain Reserve" - Presentation by Dr. Michael Mullan, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL 34243

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Does Brain Training Work? | The Scientist Magazine®

Does Brain Training Work? | The Scientist Magazine® | Brain Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Experts are skeptical about the effectiveness of games that claim to improve cognitive function. 
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Working memory capacity may not be expanded just by memory training games alone!

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Young adults take note: Exercising now may improve brain function later

Young adults take note: Exercising now may improve brain function later | Brain Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
A new study shows that exercising in young adulthood may benefit verbal memory, psychomotor skills, and higher thinking skills 25 years down the road.
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Brain Reserve Index captures the contribution of physical exercise for Brain Health

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Significant Cognition Improvement Reported for Roskamp Institute Sci-Brain Clients

Significant Cognition Improvement Reported for Roskamp Institute Sci-Brain Clients | Brain Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
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Sarasota, FL - - Dr. Michael Mullan, President/CEO of the Roskamp Institute, today announced a major development in the progress of Sci-Brain, its brain health program. 85% of clients, who have been re-evaluated thus far, have improved their Brain Reserve Index™ (BRI) score by an average of 50%. The BRI is Sci-Brain’s proprietary algorithm that measures “brain reserve” -- the number of neurons and connections that facilitate communication between neurons.

 

These links and their access to an abundance of neurons, provide the fundamental ability to preserve and improve cognitive functioning. The greater the reserve of these vital connections that individuals have, the better able they are to protect the brain from attacks such as stroke, head injuries and the clinical signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Significantly, more than 70% of the evaluated Sci-Brain clients now have BRI™ scores above 100, which is an indicator for reduced risk associated with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. 

 

Promising results in memory evaluation also were noted.  On average, there was a 15% improvement in the composite score for verbal and visual memory.

 

We have identified a formula of actions that is driving the ‘needle’ in the right direction,” stated Dr. Mullan. “When dealing with a disease like Alzheimer’s, coming up with an integrated program that produces actual positive cognitive results – that’s big.”

           

Sci-Brain is designed to reduce risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias by promoting and supporting lifestyle choices associated with improved cognitive functioning by building “brain reserve.”  Clients are able to objectively monitor their results using Sci-Brain’s unique BRI measure.

 

The Sci-Brain program was under development for more than two years prior to its pilot phase, which was completed in March of 2013 when clients were officially admitted to the program.

 

Contact: Nicci Kobritz, CEO

                  941-556-9900

                  nkobritz@scibrainhealth.com

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Seminar: Sleep evolution, Architecture and Its Critical Role in Brain Health

Seminar: Sleep evolution, Architecture and Its Critical Role in Brain Health | Brain Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
 Dr. Hoffmann MD, will present a seminar on: Sleep Evolution, Architecture and Critical Role in Brain Health

Dr. Hoffmann, Cognitive Neurologist, is currently Medical Director of Sci-Brain and Director of the Stroke and Cognitive Neurology Programs at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. He is also currently a Professor of Neurology at the University of Central Florida as well as guest lecturer with University of Florida and University of South Florida (where he was formerly Interim Neurology Chair and Associate Dean). Dr. Hoffmann was Fellowship Trained as a Stroke and Cognitive Neurologist under JP Mohr, M.S., and M.D. at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. He was founding director of the University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center. Dr. Hoffmann was born and raised in the Republic of South Africa where he attended and received his M.D. from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

Dr. Henson MD will present a seminar on: Preventive Cardiology & Brain Health

Dr. Henson completed his cardiology fellowship at the University of Florida and was selected to a prestigious Interventional Cardiology fellowship at Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center. His research there helped define the role of many devices and techniques used in clinical practice today. Dr. Henson pioneered the use of CT Coronary Angiography for early detection of coronary artery disease and opened the first Cardiac Pet Imaging facility in the state of Florida in 2005. He has served as Chief of Cardiology at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and has been named one of the area’s best doctors on numerous occasions. His current practice combines cardiology care, internal medicine, and preventive cardiology in a private pay or concierge setting.

Friday, March 21, 2014
9:00 am—11:30 am
Longboat Key Club—Islandside Dining Room | 361 Longboat Club Road|
Longboat Key, FL | 34228
Tickets for this Event are $20.00
RSVP to Dee Newberry—941-556-9900 | dee@scibrainhealth.com
Continental Breakfast will be served
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Sci-Brain Seminar Series:

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Alzheimer's toll may rank with cancer, heart disease

Alzheimer's toll may rank with cancer, heart disease | Brain Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's disease may kill 500,000 Americans a year, far higher than previously reported, new research shows.
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Fish oil may benefit the aging brain - research | Voxy.co.nz

Fish oil may benefit the aging brain - research | Voxy.co.nz | Brain Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
German research has found that a higher intake of fish oil rich in long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-n3-FA) may benefit the ageing brain.
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Fish oil helps aging brain!

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Scientists find gene linking brain's grey matter to intelligence

LONDON, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Researchers have found a genelinking intelligence to the thickness of so-called grey matterin the brain, and say their discovery could help scientistsunderstand how and why

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Gene linking intelligence to the thickness of so-called grey matter in the brain!

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Is it a brain, or a couch potato? - HT Health

Is it a brain, or a couch potato? - HT Health | Brain Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
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Couch potato and Brain Connection!

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Omega-3s Reduce Brain-Shrinkage, Say Scientists

Omega-3s Reduce Brain-Shrinkage, Say Scientists | Brain Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
As many people already know, Omega-3s have all types of health benefits. It can reduce inflammation, it can help prevent heart disease and it increase …
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Women who had the highest levels of Omega-3 fatty eicosapentaenoic (EPA) acid and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), suffered from brain-shrinkage the least.

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Inactivity triggers unhealthy brain changes

Inactivity triggers unhealthy brain changes | Brain Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Lazing about on the couch is bad for your waistline. That fact is common knowledge. But the effects of inactivity are far more than those you see when you
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For healthy brain keep moving!

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Concussion history associated with risk of alzheimer's disease - Science Daily (press release)

Concussion history associated with risk of alzheimer's disease - Science Daily (press release) | Brain Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Concussion history associated with risk of alzheimer's disease
Science Daily (press release)
... History Associated With Risk of Alzheimer's Disease. Dec.
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TBI is risk factor for developing Dementia/Alzheimer's risks. Severe TBI is included as one of the risk factors in BRI calculation.

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Unhealthy Cholesterol Levels Might Raise Alzheimer's Risk

Unhealthy Cholesterol Levels Might Raise Alzheimer's Risk | Brain Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Keeping cholesterol under control may help brain as well as heart, study suggests
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Cholesterol level is one of the Major Risk factors included in the Sci-Brain's Brain Reserve Index measure!

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